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The Sweetest Punch: The New Songs of Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach arranged by Bill Frisell

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The Sweetest Punch: The New Songs of Elvis Costello And Burt Bacharach

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Bill Frisell
Producers:
Decca
author:
Burt Bacharach, Elvis Costello

We gave it a B+

Reinterpreting the fruits of last year’s Costello-Bacharach effort, Painted From Memory, Frisell turns an intriguing concept into a lovely and mostly instrumental project. Like the two popsters he covers, Frisell’s attitude toward idiom is slippery and generous on The Sweetest Punch.